Construction Projects & Notifications

The Town of Okotoks has many new construction and infrastructure projects.  This includes the completion of multi-phased projects started in previous years and the planning of new multi-phased projects that will enhance the Town’s roadways, utilities, buildings, and recreational parks and facilities. We know that construction can impact residents and businesses and we thank you for your patience while we complete this work.  

Current Projects & Notifications

Mountainview Stormwater Treatment Facility Maintenance

The subdivision developer for the Mountainview area has begun maintenance work on the stormwater treatment facility.  This work includes lowering the water level in the forebay which provides access for the developer’s contractor so sediment can then be removed.  The work started on November 25 and is expected to take 2-3 weeks to complete (weather permitting).  

If you have any questions regarding this work, please contact the Town of Okotoks Engineering Services at 403-995-2760.

Well 1D Rehabilitation Project
Well armouring/construction is expected to resume on Well 1D on Tuesday, November 22.  This work may cause some pedestrian disruption on the path northwest of the the Water Treatment Plant (see image below).  Detour signage will be in place.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

 

Okotoks Community Campus Construction

Construction Update September 26, 2016:

Project Description:  Temporary road closures are required to tie-in the new storm sewer line into the existing manhole on Crystal Shores Road (weather permitting).

Construction will include alternating full lane closures with two-way traffic detoured onto the north and south sides of the centre traffic island on Crystal Shores Road at 32nd Street.  

The utilities construction also includes a connection to existing services on Crystal Shores Hill.  Temporary road closures  are required to tie-in the new storm, water & sanitary sewer lines.  Construction will include a full road closure at the alleyway adjacent to Hessell Park.  Local access to all houses and garages will be maintained but there will be no thru access available.  Some residences will require temporary water servicing, those affected will receive individual notification.

Construction Update September 22, 2016:

ProjectOkotoks Community Campus-Utility Connections

Construction Locations:

  • Intersection of 32nd Street and Crystal Shores Road
  • Crystal Shores Hill

Project Description: The Okotoks Community Campus project includes utilities construction with a connection to existing services at the intersection of 32nd Street with Crystal Shores Road. Temporary road closures are required to tie-in the new storm sewer line into an existing manhole on Crystal Shores Road. Construction will include alternating full lane closures with two-way traffic detoured onto the north and south sides of the centre traffic island on Crystal Shores Road at 32nd Street.

The utilities construction also includes a connection to existing services on Crystal Shores Hill. Temporary road closures are required to tie-in the new storm, water and sanitary sewer lines. Construction will include a full road closure at the alleyway adjacent to Hessell Park. Local access to all houses and garages will be maintained but there will be no thru access available. Some residences will require temporary water servicing, those affected will receive individual notification.

Construction noise due to the operation of any tools, machinery or equipment will be restricted to the Regulating Neighbourhood Nuisance, Safety and Quality of Life Matters Bylaw 19-10 which states that "no noise or disturbance may be heard in a residential building between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on Monday to Saturday and from 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Sunday and holidays".

See graphics of construction area below.

Estimated Dates Effected: September 26 - October 10 (weather permitting)      

Traffic Impact:

  • For the duration of the work, no parking will be allowed along the north or south curb lane from 32nd Street to 89 Crystal Shores Road.
  • Access on 32nd Street will be maintained throughout construction.
  • For the duration of the work, there will be no thru access on Crystal Shores Hill with all access maintained to all houses and back lanes

For Additional Information:

  • For general project information, please contact Town of Okotoks Engineering Services at 403-995-2783.

     

 

September 15, 2016
Construction is underway on the Okotoks Community Campus site. The Community Campus is located at the Town’s north boundary on the west side of 32 Street.   

Preliminary work will be done by contractors to install underground utilities,  re-grading and add a road connection to 32 Street.

While impact to roadways is expected to be minimal, there may be occasional disruptions in traffic from time to time over the course of the project (see map below). 

For inquiries contact James Cameron, Town of Okotoks Project Engineer
jcameron@okotoks.ca |403-995-2783

Background
Construction on Veterans Way

Construction Update November 3, 2016

Veterans Way is now reopened to allow for both northbound and southbound traffic. 

For public safety, temporary vehicle barriers were installed prior to opening the road. These temporary barriers will remain in place until the permanent guardrails are installed. There is also a small amount of concrete work required to be done before the project's construction activity is complete for this year.

Construction Update November 1, 2016

Veterans Way is expected to be open by the end of this week.  Vehicle barriers must first be installed before it is safe to use.  Thank you for your patience during this process.

Construction Update October 3, 2016

Veterans Way is closed between Elizabeth Street and Mountain Street. Eastbound and westbound traffic on Elma Street is permitted. The sidewalk on the east side of Veterans Way is closed, but the new sidewalk on the west side may now be used instead. See graphic below. 

Construction Update September 22, 2016

As a part of the Veterans Way Pedestrian   Corridor upgrades, the Town will be resurfacing the roadway, upgrading the sidewalks, and enhancing the landscaping on Veterans Way (weather permitting).

Starting approximately Sept 29, both directions of traffic on Veterans Way between Elma St & Mountain St will be closed.  The closures will be set up on the north side of Elma St & the south side of Mountain St so both cross streets will have full traffic access.

We ask motorists to drive with caution in construction zones and adhere to the speed limit and traffic controls.  

August 18, 2106
As a part of the Veterans Way Pedestrian Corridor upgrades, the Town of Okotoks will be resurfacing the roadway, upgrading the sidewalks, and enhancing the landscaping on Veterans Way. Professional Excavators Ltd. will be working in your area. The work for Phase 1 (between Elizabeth Street and Mountain Street) is currently underway and will now include work for Phase 2 (between Mountain Street and Milligan Drive). Please construction area image at the bottom of the page.  There will be various road closures and lane restrictions to ensure pedestrian, worker and driver safety. We ask motorists to drive with caution in construction zones and adhere to the speed limit and traffic controls. Please note that work is weather dependent and that inclement weather can affect the construction schedule.

Lane Closures
The southbound lanes on Veterans Way between Mountain Street and Elizabeth Street are closed for construction. This specific traffic accommodation strategy is expected to remain in place until the week of September 12. A detour route has been prepared as shown in the diagram below. Please follow the suggested detour route or plan for an alternative route during this construction.

How will this work impact the area?

There will be various single lane closures to accommodate the work within the shaded area of the following diagram. Road reconstruction work will follow concrete work with detours and lane closures. Residential and business access will be detoured during construction and will be re-opened as soon as possible. Pedestrian access along Veterans Way will be maintained at all times during construction and, whenever possible, a minimum of one driving lane will remain open.

General road repair and concrete information:

Professional Excavators will be doing pavement repairs. This involves several steps:

  • Concrete work: This includes identifying, removing and replacing curb, gutter and sidewalks.
  • Paving: This involves milling for asphalt tie-ins and placing the top lift of asphalt.
  • Base repairs and reconstruction: This involves repairing sections of road where surface deterioration has occurred in the base layer of asphalt. This requires excavation.
  • Landscaping: Planting trees and shrubs.
  • Road markings: Road markings will be painted on the road surface shortly after paving is complete.

The Town of Okotoks and Professional Excavators would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding. If you would like additional information or have any questions regarding this project, please contact the Town’s Project Engineer, James Cameron, at jcameron@okotoks.ca or 403-995-2783.

Ball Diamond at Laudan Park Construction

Ball Diamond at Laudan Park Construction

Construction of the park lands for Laudan Park is underway and is expected to last through October, weather permitting.

The planned scope of work for the park includes a new ball diamond, parking area, tree removals, plantings and a paved pathway around the ball diamond.

The new field is a needed replacement for Spoiler Field which was lost in the 2013 flood.

We appreciate your patience during this time, and ask that you please watch for and obey any construction signage.

For more information:

Ball Diamond at Laudan Park Background, Site Description, Proposed Amenities & Proposed Concept Design
Ball Diamond at Laudan Park Project FAQ

Contact:
Engineering Services 
Ph: 403-938-8930

Veterans Way (Centre Avenue) Proposed Concept Design Information

The concept design has been developed to improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity based on feedback received at a public open house in November 2014 and further analysis.

Click below for the proposed concept design and phasing of the improvements.

Veterans way (Centre Avenue) Proposed Concept Design Information

The focus area is Veterans Avenue (Centre Avenue) from Milligan Drive to South Railway Street as shown in the map below.

For more information contact:
Planning Services at 403-995-2759  
Engineering Services at 403-938-8910

Interactive Map

See what construction is planned for your neighbourhood with the interactive Construction Projects Map below.

Construction Projects 

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